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Oron L Crawford has been a fan of mixed martial arts and all combat sports for over 10 years. He has found himself in many professions from traveling in a rock n' roll band to life guarding the waters of Daytona Beach. He now has devoted his time to writing and covering the sport he loves full time. He writes for ProMMANow.com and USCombatsports.com. Follow Oron on twitter at @OronLCrawford for his words, articles, and general rambling in 160 characters or less.

Dana White says UFC will begin their own PED testing.

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UFC President Dana White recently told the LA times that UFC will begin to do their own drug testing for performance enhancing drugs (PED's). The need for extra testing of UFC athletes has been continually in the news after Alistair Overeem’s removal from UFC 146 after a high testosterone to epitestosterone ratio showed up from a random drug test. Overeem’s subsequent removal caused an avalanche of changes for the UFC 146 card. Read More »

Grispi vs. Garza, Phan vs. Miller, Gamburyan vs. Omigawa added to UFC on FOX 4

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The UFC has announced three featherweight matches for UFC on FOX 4 which takes place August 4th in Los Angeles, California. In each of the three announced matches, each featherweight fighter is looking to get back in the win column and rebound from a previous loss. Josh Grispi vs Pablo Garza, Nam Phan vs Cole Miller, and Manny Gamburyan vs Michihiro Omigawa have all been added to the UFC on FOX 4 event. Read More »

Bob Sapp continues to make easy money by losing quickly (Video)

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Bob Sapp fought in Australia yesterday, just six days after a 40 second loss to Mariusz Pudzianowski (4-2) at KSW at Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. His loss to Pudzianowski was his sixth loss in a row and his 10th first round loss in his last 12 fights. His bout in Australia was for the Cage Fighting Championship organization and "The Beast" faced off against Soa Palelei (17 – 3). Read More »

UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir episode 1

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UFC Primetime goes into the personal lives of both fighters as they prepare for their Heavyweight Championship clash at UFC 146. If you missed the first episode of the three part Primetime series before the May 26th fight, we have you covered! Read More »

UFC vet Paul Kelly arrested on conspiracy to supply drugs

T.J. O'Brien looking for his 13th win by triangle choke against Paul Kelly at UFC 123. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

Liverpool based newspaper Liverpool Echo is reporting that UFC veteran Paul Kelly was arrested on drug charges after his home and others were raided by Police late Monday night. During the raid, drugs and ammunition were found at the three homes that were raided. Four people were arrested including Kelly, who has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs. Read More »

Video: Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier fight highlights

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UFC on Fuel TV 3’s "fight of the night" between Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier had the crowd at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on their feet for all four rounds of high paced back and forth action. The MMA world blew up in praise for the fight and calls for it to be a "fight of the year" candidate rang out in the bout's wake. Take a look at these highlights from the amazing battle. Read More »

UFC on Fuel TV 3 bonus winners: ‘Korean Zombie’ earns an extra $80K

Following UFC on Fuel TV 3 Tuesday night at The Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., UFC President Dana White announced the "Fight of the Night", "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" bonus winners, each being worth $40,000. "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung was the top earner of the night, bringing home both "Submission of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" honors, for a total of $80,000 in bonus money. Read More »

Chad Griggs drops down, will face Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 4

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Chad “Grave digger” Griggs (11-2) will be making the move to the light heavyweight division after getting steamrolled by Travis Browne in his UFC debut last month. The Strikeforce Heavyweight veteran was on a six fight win streak at heavyweight until being stopped by Travis Browne at UFC 145 in Griggs’ UFC debut. Read More »

UFC on FUEL TV 3: Tom Lawlor plans to have a birthday entrance (Video)

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"Filthy" Tom Lawlor (7-4) is no stranger to outrageous antics and costumes for his UFC weigh-in’s and fight entrances. In the lead in to his fights, often what his next costume/stunt will be is talked about just as much as the actual fight. In this video Lawlor details what his plans are when he takes on UFC veteran Jason MacDonald at he UFC on FUEL TV 3 event on Tuesday night. Read More »

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